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Be the "Hostess with the Mostest" when you serve these delicious Garlic Parmesan and Sweet & Spicy Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at your Playoff party! You can sit and enjoy the game instead of slaving in the kitchen, and no one needs to know how easy they were to make.
Hi guys! With the holidays now behind us and a brand new year stretching out ahead, it's time to start thinking about what to serve your friends and family while they watch the Big Game this year! I've got you covered with a couple of SUPER simple recipes for THE MOST delicious Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips on the planet. Seriously, these Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips taste so good your friends will wonder where you ordered them from! The best part is, you can set the whole spread up ahead of time, which means you can actually sit and enjoy the game, too.
I'll admit, I'm a little bit picky when it comes to football party food. I love the chicken wing joints offer, but I prefer Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips because they're easier, and wayyy less messy, to eat. That's why I have come up with a way to recreate my favorite wing flavors at home! I picked up a couple of bags of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (3.5 lbs) and a bag of Tyson® Boneless Wyngz (3 lbs) Honey BBQ flavor last time I was at Sam's Club so I would have enough delicious chicken to feed an army of hungry football fans. Visit Ibotta to earn yourself a little cash as well. Winning!!
They are the perfect centerpiece for a fun football food buffet all decked out in your favorite team colors. Our favorite team barely made the playoffs this year, but we didn't hesitate to show our spirit and cheer them on in style!!
Start with a simple backdrop. I didn't have a neutral enough area in my dining room so I just hung loosely draped white plastic table cloths on the wall to define the serving area. Then I added a few paper lanterns and tissue paper pom-poms in a mix of fun patterns and colors. (Party hack: I used paper napkins to create the solid blue and the polka dot pom-poms!) In case anyone was confused about what we wanted the result of the game to be (ha, ha), I added gold mylar balloons spelling out WIN.
A green plastic tablecloth on the table mimics the green of the football field turf. To carry on the stadium theme for my party table, I built a few simple risers out of 1x6 pine boards and molding pieces. They're barely noticeable on the table, but they make the display so much more interesting to look at and give you the feeling of bleachers. I picked up a variety of vintage style glass soda bottles in our team colors for guests to drink. You can find lots of paper straws and bags in different colors and patterns at any party supply store. I cut down the tops of some blue lunch bags, making them the perfect size to hold single servings of chips. The black and white referee-stripe cups are great for holding queso or salsa for dipping. We also offered some spicy ranch pretzels in little polka dot paper bags. Buttered popcorn would also be fun in small bags. Serve a variety of yummy snacks and your guests will be thrilled.
Place the stars of your snack table -- the Tyson® chicken-- in galvanized metal containers lined with leaf lettuce, add a couple veggie trays and dips, and you're all set! Just make the chicken strips right before guests arrive so they'll be piping hot and you can enjoy some of the snacks (and the great company) without being tied to the kitchen all night.
Garlic Parmesan Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (3.5 lbs)
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Parmesan Cheese (the powder variety in the can)
Cook chicken strips according to package directions. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add garlic powder and parsley, stirring until combined.
Dip each chicken strip in the warm garlic butter and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on both side of each chicken strip. Transfer to serving tray and serve while warm.
Sweet and Spicy Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (3.5 lbs)
1/3 C. of your favorite hot sauce
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. water
Heat hot sauce, brown sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat for several minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. Place in refrigerator to cool. You want the sauce to be nice and cool so it thickens up a bit and really clings to the chicken strips. While sauce is cooling, cook chicken strips according to package instructions.
Dip each chicken strip into the cooled sauce and place on a baking sheet. Transfer to serving container when ready to serve. Serve warm.
Delicious Dipping Sauce
1 C. mayonnaise
1 C. milk
1/2 envelope of Ranch dressing mix
1/2 envelope of Italian Dressing mix
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Allow to set up in the refrigerator for several minutes before serving. It will be very runny until it sets.
This dipping sauce is fantastic with all three flavors of chicken and makes an awesome dip for veggies, as well.
Make your Game Day party a win with these delicious recipes and easy decor ideas next time your team hits the field! What's your favorite game day snack? Share it in the comments!